Snow Removal


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Snow Removal Conditions

Listing of Snow Routes

When, in the opinion of the Snow Removal Coordinator (The Mayor, or in his absence the following succession of people shall qualify: Street Commissioner, City Engineer, or such other person as may be designated by the Mayor), the actual or expected precipitation of snow will create hazardous or dangerous highway conditions for vehicular or pedestrian traffic, he shall have the authority to declare a snow removal condition.

When declaring a snow removal condition, the Snow Removal Coordinator shall designate one of the following conditions to be in effect:

  1. Snow emergency;
  2. Residential emergency; or
  3. Weather disaster.
  4. A snow removal condition shall be declared by the Snow Removal Coordinator by issuing a media release to the local radio, television, and news services. The snow removal condition shall continue in force and effect until the Snow Removal Coordinator declares it to be over in the same manner.

When the Snow Removal Coordinator has declared a Snow Emergency, the following traffic regulations shall be in effect:

  1. No vehicle shall be parked on a snow route.
  2. Any vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power, or left unattended on any street designated as a snow route shall be ticketed, towed, or impounded.
  3. Parking prohibitions on snow routes shall remain in effect until the snow emergency is cancelled or modified by the Snow Removal Coordinator.

When the Snow Removal Coordinator has declared a Residential Emergency, the following traffic regulations shall be in effect:

  1. Parking shall be allowed on all snow routes unless otherwise prohibited.
  2. Parking shall be banned on all streets not designated as snow routes between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. of the following day in accordance with the following schedule:

    a) Even-numbered days: No parking on that side of the street with odd numbered addresses;

    b) Odd-numbered days: No parking on that side of the street with even numbered addresses.

    c) This division shall not apply to streets which have prohibited parking on one side.

  3. Any vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power, or left unattended on any street shall be ticketed, towed, or impounded.
  4. Parking bans as established under division (B) herein shall remain in force and effect on a rotating basis until the entire street has been cleared to the curbline, or until the residential emergency has been cancelled by the Snow Removal Coordinator.

When the Snow Removal Coordinator has declared a Weather Disaster, the following traffic regulations shall be in effect:

  1. The Snow Removal Coordinator shall have the power to limit all traffic within the city. Anyone traveling on city streets without a valid emergency reason shall be subject to the penalties of this chapter.
  2. The Snow Removal Coordinator shall have the power to establish any or all parking restrictions which, in his opinion, are necessary to insure the health and safety of the citizens. Any vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power, or left unattended on any street in violation of these restrictions shall be ticketed, towed, or impounded.
  3. The Snow Removal Coordinator shall have the power to designate vehicles such as Street Department vehicles, or other city vehicles, four-wheel drive vehicles, and snowmobiles as "temporary emergency vehicles" if in his opinion the designation is necessary to insure the health and safety of the citizens of the community. Any individual abusing the services of these or other emergency vehicles shall be subject to the penalty provisions of this chapter and shall be liable to and shall reimburse the city for all costs expended in responding to any false call.
  4. The Snow Removal Coordinator shall have the power to take whatever action is reasonably necessary to insure the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens during a weather disaster.
  5. All traffic restrictions, parking bans, and any other action taken during a weather disaster by the Snow Removal Coordinator shall remain in effect until the weather disaster has been cancelled by the Snow Removal Coordinator.

If you have questions or need additional information about any of these services please contact the Central Services Division.

Central Services Division

700 Union Street

Mishawaka, IN  46544

Phone (574) 258-1660

Fax (574) 258-1699

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Street Commissioner

Tim Ryan

 

Central Motor Pool Manager

Phone (574) 258-1722